Daniel Shemtob

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    August 12, 2013

    TLT Food, The Lime Truck's Restaurant, To Open In Irvine

    We were bummed when we found out that The Lime Truck, OC's most famous luxe lonchera, would be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant--in Los Angeles. Luckily, it's now expanding--to Irvine. Woo hoo!

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    August 23, 2012

    The Lime Truck To Open TLT Food, A Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Westwood

    The Lime Truck is going wheel-less. After two years of feeding hungry mobs at business parks, festivals and street food events throughout OC, Daniel Shemtob is taking his innovative New American fare north. He's the latest luxe lonchera chef to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a move that ha ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground

    Inside the hyperkinetic career of the novice chef-turned-cooking star

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    January 26, 2012

    The Playground Is the Brotherhood of the Purple Pants

    'The Great Food Truck Race 2' co-winner Jason Quinn opens his long-awaited restaurant

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    November 9, 2011

    Playground, Jason Quinn's New Restaurant, to Open Nov. 18

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEventually one of us lazy louts will go east of Main to snap a photo​Jason Quinn--Lime Truck homeboy, kitchen badass and local luxe-lonchera hero--has announced the opening date for his new downtown Santa Ana restaurant, Playground. Located in the Fiesta Marketplace E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Interview With Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck on Winning The Great Food Truck Race

    Jason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob in a photo by Christopher Victorio​The Lime Truck boys Daniel Shemtob, Jason Quinn and Jesse Brockman were victorious last Sunday, winning the competition and earning the $100,000 grand prize. We caught Shemtob for a short chat and though he's mum on that whole Koril ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Did The Lime Truck Win The Great Food Truck Race?

    ​Last night's Great Food Truck Race finale was a satisfying as these kind of shows can get, as the last two trucks, Hodge Podge and The Lime Truck, rolled into Miami for their last elimination challenge. There would be no Truck Stop, host Tyler Florence announced, at least not until later. They wo ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2

    ​Last week on the Great Food Truck Race, there was anguish and drama, culminating in a revelation that one of the contestants cheated. This week's episode, by comparison, was feel good. There was levity as the show's trajectory, which was veering dangerously towards a bitter end, righted itself.&n ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    The Lime Truck Gives Out Free Food Tomorrow

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​Another two cities before the final showdown of The Great Food Truck Race and OC boys Daniel Shemtob, Jason Quinn, and Jesse Brockman of The Lime Truck are still very much the contenders we knew them to be. Last episode they came out victorious, wowing a Memphis veget ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2

    ​Last night's episode of The Great Food Truck Race took the remaining five trucks to Manhattan. Not that one. Manhattan, Kansas. The so-called "Little Apple", a small college town with a population of over 50,000. And emphasis was made on simplifying dishes and how college kids wouldn't have much ... More >>

  • Food

    August 25, 2011

    The Lime Truck Is No Lemon

    Daniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn's food truck is a champion on the Food Network and OC's luxe lonchera scene

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    August 18, 2011

    Daniel Shemtob Chats About The Lime Truck's Semi-Permanent Home in Costa Mesa

    ​During The Great Food Truck Race premiere party last Sunday night with The Lime Truck and Seabirds at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa (3303 Hyland Ave.), I noticed that there was a bar area set up inside with indoor seating and a wall of blackboards with "The Lime Truck" scribbled in gigantic lette ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2​For an hour-long show (has it always been an hour long?), last night's premiere of the second season of The Great Food Truck Race whizzed by like those sponsored VW pace cars. As you may already be aware, OC's born and bred luxe loncheras, Seabirds and The Lime Truck, are ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    The Lime Truck's Jason Quinn To Teach Burger Cooking Class at Sur La Table This Saturday

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​My, how far Jason Quinn has come in a year. Around this time last summer (well, actually closer to June), he and partner Daniel Shemtob bought a used truck from a failed luxe lonchera (Brooklyn Boys, if you must know), painted it green and called it "The Lime Truck." ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Jason Quinn of the Lime Truck to Open Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Santa Ana

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly​We've always wondered why the Lime Truck never made the Roy Choi-esque jump to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, but now the wait is over.Jason Quinn, the 25-year-old chef behind Orange County's beloved Lime Truck, will be opening a high-end burger restaurant in downt ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    [UPDATED: It's The Great Food Truck Race's Fault] The Lime Truck Sued For Alleged Trademark Infringement

    Photo by Christopher Victorio​UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2011, 8:28 A.M.: Gustavo here, so don't blame Edwin for my subsequent rant. Just got the paperwork for the lawsuit that some weak-sauce chain of "Mexican" food called Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, filed in United States Federal Court, Southern District of ... More >>

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    June 4, 2011

    Live Blogging The Finale of The Great Food Truck Race

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck​Our sister paper New Times in Miami is in the heat of it. The filming of the Great Food Truck Race finale is happening this weekend in their city. Their reporter, Alexandra Leon, is doing a bang-up job live blogging the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Did OC's Luxe Loncheras Make It To The Great Food Truck Race Finale? (SPOILERS!)

    Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck​This weekend, contestants on the second season of The Great Food Truck Race finished up its last stop before the finale. The show won't air until August, but as we've been reporting, fans, local news and bloggers have be ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Interview with a Great Food Truck Race Contestant's...Dad

    Photo by Christopher VictorioThe Lime Truck's Jason Quinn​As I wrote earlier this week, two of OC's luxe loncheras are contestants on the second season of The Great Food Truck Race, which is being filmed at this very moment. Although The Lime Truck and Seabirds are contractually prohibited by The ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Rolls into Memphis. Did OC's Luxe Loncheras Make It To The Final Four? (Spoilers)

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck​As we've reported before, Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed as we speak. Though the contestants are contractually prohibited by Food Network from revealing who's been eliminated thus far (or even if t ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Dave's Top Five Restaurants for 2010

    Flickr user doug88888​These are not necessarily my top five restaurants in Orange County (though they're up there); these are the top five restaurants I visited for the first time in 2010. I might have visited ten times during the year or just once, but these are the five restaurants that stand ou ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    On Getting a Food Dish Named After Gustavo

    Edwin GoeiThis post says its author is Edwin, but it's really me, Gustavo. He asked me to step in, even after writing an elaborate post, because he wants to get my reaction to news that the Lime Truck (which I thoroughly enjoyed but also found a bit expensive for their minuscule offerings) nam ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck, Part Two

    Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn​Today we conclude our Q&A with Chef Jason Quinn. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck, Part One

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob​When I say that The Lime Truck is the youngest of OC's new age food trucks, I mean it. It's as green to the scene as their bright lime paint job. As you read this post, the truck would've been on the road roughly a month. The two guys beh ... More >>